Glybosay is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) acarbose. On this page you will find out more about Glybosay, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: acarbose
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Glybosay 100 mg tablet, 90
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What this medicine is for
As an adjunct to prescribed diet and exercise for the management of blood glucose concentrations in non-insulin dependent diabetic patients who are inadequately controlled by diet alone or by diet and oral hypoglycaemic agents.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Round, biconvex, white to off-white tablets, marked with a score on one side, and ACA 100 on the reverse side|
|Route of administration||Oral|
90 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Moisture|
|Life time||3 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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